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[pre-stey-shuh n]
noun Law.
  1. a payment in money or in services.
  2. a duty to do or not do something in fulfillment of an obligation, or the performance of such a duty: The contract imposes reciprocal prestations upon the parties.
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Origin of prestation

< Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin praestation-, stem of praestatio ‘payment’ < Latin: warranty < praestatus (past participle of praestare ‘to perform, pay, give’) + -ion
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Historical Examples

  • Even so it befell when the additional "prestations" came to be demanded of Benjamin Butler.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Vol. 1., Illustrated

    Sir Walter Scott

  • Poultry is brought290 almost everywhere, but these prestations are very different in their origin.

    Villainage in England

    Paul Vinogradoff